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Ignatieff to put out green shoots on Liberal economic plan

“Growth, green jobs, a role for the government in the economy”—but no new taxes. According to the Toronto Star‘s Susan Delacourt, those are the three pillars that underlie the Liberal economic platform, the broad strokes of which will be revealed by Michael Ignatieff in front of a Toronto business audience later today. Specific proposals will include “an aggressive effort to find markets in India and China; investments in plant machinery, green-energy solutions, more research-and-development spending and programs to help firms hire new workers”—although as the Star points out in the final line of the story, Ignatieff has yet to explain just how he would manage to do all that—plus pay down the deficit, without raising taxes.

Toronto Star

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